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The Unified Process Elaboration Phase: Best Practices in Implementing the UP [Paperback]

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Is the Unified Process the be all and end all standard for developing object-oriented component-based software? Scott Ambler doesn't think so. This book is one in a four-volume series that presents a critical review of the Unified Process -- designed to p

This first volume of a four-book series delivers a practical approach to defining, validating, and base-lining the architecture for a system. This series is designed to fill the gap between theory and practice with a software process that goes beyond the UP with details of development and production. Fill the gap between theory and practice! Implement a software process that goes beyond the UP with details of development and production. You get a master's collection of best practices from Software Development magazine experts. This volume delivers a practical approach to defining, validating, and base-lining the architecture for a system.

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Pages   304
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 7.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 4, 2000
Publisher   CMP Books
ISBN  1929629052  
ISBN13  9781929629053  

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More About Scott W. Ambler & Larry L. Constantine

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Scott W. Ambler is a senior consultant of Ronin International, Inc., a software services consulting firm that specializes in software process improvement, mentoring, and training. He is also founder and thought leader of the Agile Modeling (AM) methodology and the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP). He is a popular international speaker, a regular columnist for Software Development magazine, and the award-winning author of several books, including The Object Primer 3/e, Agile Modeling, and Agile Database Techniques.

Scott W. Ambler was born in 1966 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Rogue Wave Software Ambysoft Inc, Toronto Ronin International Rogue Wa.

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The RUP would be RIP without this book series  May 19, 2001
The guy from Toronto got it right. This is a great book that collects really good articles written by some of my favorite writers. I first read the Construction Phase book then quickly bought this book and the Inception phase book and have found all three to be valuable. My company is trying to implement the RUP right now and struggled because there was clearly some missing techniques. This book series presents a lot of what is missing in the RUP, and it really helped us to fill in a lot of the missing stuff. Too bad Ambler and Constantine don't work for Rational.
The RUP would be RIP without this book  May 9, 2001
This is a really great book. It goes into detail about an improved version of the lifecycle for the Unified Process, one that actually addresses the real world needs of most companies. Trying to use the RUP on multiple projects? Trying to have a common architecture between them? Worried about integrating with your legacy systems? This book covers these topics and more with some of the best articles ever published in Software Development magazine. I'm really into some of the philosophies of XP and as a result really liked the chapter on testing which presents a wide range of testing techniques and strategies. The A&D chapter included a really great article about distributed object design by Scott Ambler and one about Java interface design by Peter Coad, two topics critical for EJB development IMHO. The business modeling chapter was excellent, covering essential modeling, business rules, and a great UML article by Martin Fowler. It's amazing how this book collects some of the best material written by the best minds in the computer industry.

Personally, I can't imagine anyone adopting the RUP without first reading this book series. I think it's great that someone has gone to the effort to sort through the best articles written by some of the best minds in this industry. Kudos to Ambler and Constantine for having the courage to stand up and say what many others have been afraid to.

Disappointed in Colorado  Mar 23, 2001
Be forewarned. This book expresses very little original thought and is merely a collection of "other peoples" articles. This provides for very little logical flow for someone wanting to apply RUP. Where are the examples, tips of the trade, and how-to's?

Shame on me for not having gone to the book store first to look at the book as the online description gives no indication that it was in a periodical format.

I expected more from Scott after having read is other great "original thought" books.

Surprising relevant collection of articles with great intro  Sep 13, 2000
I haven't read a bad book yet, and this is another good one. The reason I haven't read a bad book is because I read all of the reviews on this and then go to a bookstore to get a feel for the book before finally buying it from this This screening process I perform allows me to always choose a book worth my time reading. The Unified Process Elaboration Phase, like all ther other books I've read, is a really good book. The author Scott Ambler provides great introductions to each chapter about the Software Development magazine articles that follow in each chapter that he appropriatley selects as relevant to the current workflow discussed as pertaining to the Unified Process. Scott Ambler is a seasoned software engineer with many real world analogies, experiences and examples to share and is an effective writer, as are all the authors of the articles contained in this book.

It would take years reading a good software engineering magazines' articles and filtering out the relevant ones to particular topics to get the same knowledge this book provides. Scott obviously knows what he's talking about in his leads into the articles.

Needed advice  Jul 14, 2000
People attempting to apply the Unified Process definitely need help, and Ambler has done a fine job providing some. As a Rational certified instructor, author of two books on process patterns, and someone who really applies the UP, he's well qualified to assist others. The articles he has pulled together help cover some of the missing information on the UP and his commentaries unite everything into a useful whole. I recommend this book totally. [One complaint - the editor/publisher really dropped the ball on some of the illustations, but buy the book anyway.]

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